College Democrats of New York

College Democrats of New York is the official college outreach wing of the New York State Democratic party. As an affiliate of College Democrats of America, our goal is to empower young progressives one student at a time. We are committed to electing strong progressive Democrats in the state of New York and across the country.

College Democrats of New York Condemn's Lee Zeldin's Attempts to Suppress Voters

Albany, NY-- For the second straight campaign cycle, the Zeldin for Congress Campaign sent out a mailer with incorrect information regarding the deadline for absentee ballots. The mailer says those voting absentee can do so by “postmarking it [absentee ballots] by November 6th,” when the deadline to postmark absentee ballots is actually November 5th.

Such a mailer disproportionately affects the very people we, as College Democrats of New York, represent. Countless college students across the country rely on absentee ballots to make their voices heard in the communities they grew up in, and continue to call home. Congressman Zeldin providing incorrect voting information is a clear attempt to silence the voices of many of his constituents, and should come as no shock given that he has not held a town hall in over 18 months. 

As a Congressional representative, Lee Zeldin’s duty is to support our democracy, and serve his constituents. “This is not a representative," said Cecelia Masselli, political director for College Democrats of New York and fellow for Gershon for Congress. "This is a man who is willing to try and trick his own constituents for his own self gain.” 

We wholeheartedly stand in agreement with the Gershon for Congress Campaign’s belief that this was no mistake, and we support their call for investigations into the mailer.

College Dems of New York Oppose the Trump Administration's Attempted Marginalization of the Gender Nonconforming Community

"Albany, NY-- The New York Times recently reported that the Trump Administration is rolling back the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community by redefining sex as binary (male or female), unchangeable, and determined by one’s physical anatomy at birth. Such a definition, if codified, will roll back much of the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made as of late.

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